Category Archives: Literature

Five on Friday 16

  We’ve decided to go to Paris for Christmas. How awesome is that! While we’re there, I want to go to the Fondation Louis Vuitton to see Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum– Pushkin Museum. Russian textile merchant … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 15

  Degas: A New Vision – I’ve never been to Houston, but this Degas exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts could be a good reason for a trip. Two hundred works from public and private collections, including paintings, drawings, photography, … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 14

Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio – The Met in New York has a new exhibit opening on October 7 featuring the greatest follower of Caravaggio, French artist Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632). Although de Boulogne was one of the most talented … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 13

HODLER MONET MUNCH The musée Marmottan Monet, on the western edge of Paris, in the calm 16th arrondissement, has two major special exhibitions a year. This year, the fall and winter show, which runs from September 15 to January 22, 2017, … Continue reading

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Être la bougie ou le miroir

Recently, my husband and I visited The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The author of books such as The House of Mirth, Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome, and my favorite short story ever “Roman Fever,” built The … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 12

Fantin-Latour. À fleur du peau – The charming little musée du Luxembourg-Sénat, often has excellent small exhibits. A new one, dedicated to artist Henri Fantin-Latour will open on September 14. Fantin-Latour is best known for luscious still-lives of flowers that … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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